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Health and Safety Advisor

Location: Sovereign House

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £35745 - £38890

Total salary package*: £48741

Job reference: 2992

Hours: Full Time

Closing date: 24th June 2021

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About the job

This is a fantastic opportunity for a proactive and forward-thinking health and safety professional looking to provide expert advice on a wide range of health and safety issues across a variety of working environments including our parks portfolio.

The Health and Safety Team provides high quality support and guidance to all council services including adult and children’s social care, schools, housing, parks and services involving construction and maintenance activities as well as building management. This demanding yet rewarding role requires a highly-motivated and committed individual.

Based at Sovereign House, you’ll have the flexibility to work from home. You’ll be required to travel to various locations across the city to conduct site visits and attend meetings.

Your role

Establishing high quality links with customers and stakeholders at all levels you’ll exert a positive influence over health and safety management, enabling compliance with legislation and best practice and the prevention of accidents, injuries and loss.  You’ll undertake a range of audits, inspections, investigations and complex risk assessments across our park portfolio, making decisions and resolving problems by using innovative solutions where appropriate. 

Using your creative flair, you’ll design and deliver engaging health and safety training to employees of Leicester City Council and external organisations.  You’ll also act as lead officer and subject matter expert for assigned specialist areas of work or projects surrounding parks, such as fire, design and technology, or care homes, according to your knowledge and experience.

What you'll need

This is a career graded post.  Whilst we would ideally like to appoint at the Senior Health & Safety Adviser level, we are happy to consider applicants for the Health & Safety Adviser or Assistant Health & Safety Adviser levels too.

For appointment at the senior level you’ll need to have a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent, or suitable relevant experience, and be a Chartered Member of IOSH or working towards this. Please refer to the job specifications for full details of the requirements, including for the Adviser and Assistant Adviser levels.

Using your ability to build strong relationships you’ll work with managers across the organisation to identify trends and areas of concern following review of incidents to contribute towards the creation of an increased safety conscious culture within the organisation.

Additional information

We are seeking 1 post holder to work a 37-hour week. Working hours are typically daytime, Monday to Friday and this position will be offering a permanent contract.


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Victoria Deacon (Cooperate Health & Safety Manager) on @; or t; 0116 454 4067.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

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* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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